Rainsuit (light and of good quality) 2 changes of clothing Slippers and cabinwear Extra pair of shoes/rubber boots Jacket Gloves and hat Sweatshirt, sweater Fish-finder (for finding structure and depth) Flashlight and fresh batteries Camera and lots of film (compact or disposable) Insect repellent or Thermo cell Duct tape
Personal Effects and Sundry:
Dish towels & Dish cloths Pillow case (pillows at cabins) Bath towels Sleeping bag (good to 20 degrees F) or sheets/blanket Snacks/ your favorite beverages Small first-aid kit (bandaids, painkillers, antiseptic spray, gauze, tape Sunscreen, sunglasses Groceries for the length of your stay Fishing License and Ontario Outdoors Card Passports are needed to return to USA
If any one in group has had a DUI or other charges in the last 5 to 10 years please look into crossing border before booking a trip to Canada as there have been issues regarding crossing border.
Packing your gear for the fly-in...
Gear packed into canvas-type bags makes loading the plane easier. Pack all groceries in cardboard boxes, plastic containers, otherwise, triple-bag. Bundle-wrap (any) landing nets to avoid snags and tangles (We do have landing nets at the outposts). Fishing rods in tubes are a good idea but if you don't have a tube please remove all tackle from rods and tape together. We encourage catch-and-release fishing. Pinching down hook barbs with pliers will reduce injury to fish stocks and help ensure continued good fishing in the future.
SUGGESTED FISHING TACKLE: (Whatever you don't bring can be purchased in Kenora prior to trip)
Northern Pike Fishing Tackle:
Medium to heavy action rod with 10-12# test 7" floating Rappalas - blue, silver, black, chartreuse Spoons - 4-5" -gold, silver, white Daredevils, blue foxes 3/4 oz little cleos Bucktail Mepps Large bass spinner baits
Walleye Fishing Tackle:
Light action rod / 6# test Little Joe spinners - 24" with 3/4 oz sinker (gold, chartruese, orange, green, white, red (get-em-all) 1/4oz lead-head jigs with 2" twister tails Deep-diving stickbaits Live bait is best and available at the bait shop. We recommend medium chubs and/or leeches
Smallmouth Bass Fishing:
Mediium to light action rods 6 to 8 lb test monofilament line Spinner Baits Shad Raps White Flukes Plastic tube jigs Lead headed jigs Floating rapalas Husky jerks X-raps Top water plugs and spinners Mepps spinners
Top water cork or fuzzy mouse baits Shallow diving baits Sinking fly line Silver coloured flies & streamers Silver/blue colours Crawfish colours
Contact Us for more information regarding any of our fly-in outposts.
DEER HUNTING GEAR
Hunting License Groceries for your stay Hunting gear (warm clothes and rain gear) (Don’t forget a fillet knife for processing your meat and freezer bags) Hunter orange vest and hat (has to be solid orange, not camouflage pattern) Soft-sided gun case (to bring with you on ATV) Bug spray, Thermo-cell or netting (early season) Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste) Cooler to bring your meat and hide home in Hunting seat (if over 200 lbs. and check with us) Truck and ATV per two hunters
BEAR HUNTING GEAR
Fishing & Hunting License Groceries for your stay Hunting gear (warm clothes and rain gear) (Don’t forget a fillet knife for processing your meat and freezer bags) Hunter orange vest and hat (has to be solid orange, not camouflage pattern) Soft-sided gun case Bug spray, Thermo-cell or netting Fishing gear Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste) Cooler to bring your meat and hide home in Dish towels and Bath towels (for Semi-guided Bear Hunt) Treestand if over 250lbs (Check with us on this)
If you are bringing firearms, you must register them at the border. You can have the forms filled out and pre-register before you arrive at the border to speed up the process. The forms can be sent to you by calling 1-800-731-4000 or you can print them off the Internet by logging on to the web site:
You'll need passport to return to USA. If you or anyone in your group has had a DUI or other charges in recent years, please look into admissability into Canada before booking trip. Websites are on our links page.
***Also don’t forget to bring an old, FROM YOUR STATE GUN HUNTING LICENSE, as you will need it to purchase a hunting license in Ontario (this is to show you have completed a hunter safety course) The licenser will keep your state license. Don't bring photocopies as they'll be turned down.C
Contact Us for more information regarding any of our hunting or fishing trips.